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Amarna: A Guide to the Ancient City of Akhetaten Cover Image
ISBN: 9789774169823
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Published: American University in Cairo Press - March 9th, 2021

An illustrated cultural guide to the archaeological site of Amarna, the best-preserved pharaonic city in Egypt

Around three thousand years ago, the pharaoh Akhenaten turned his back on Amun, and most of the great gods of Egypt. Abandoning Thebes, he quickly built a grand new city in Middle Egypt, Akhetaten--Horizon of the Aten--devoted exclusively to the sun god Aten.

Thames Mudlarking: Searching for London's Lost Treasures (Shire Library) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781784424329
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Published: Shire Publications - May 18th, 2021

How archaeologists and mudlarks have uncovered the history of London through objects dug up from the mud of the River Thames.

The Sumerians: Lost Civilizations Cover Image
ISBN: 9781789144154
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Published: Reaktion Books - March 22nd, 2021

The Sumerians are widely believed to have created the world’s earliest civilization on the fertile floodplains of southern Iraq from about 3500 to 2000 BCE. They have been credited with the invention of nothing less than cities, writing, and the wheel, and therefore hold an ancient mirror to our own urban, literate world. But is this picture correct?

The Indus: Lost Civilizations Cover Image
ISBN: 9781789143850
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Published: Reaktion Books - March 8th, 2021

The Indus civilization flourished for half a millennium from about 2600 to 1900 BCE, when it mysteriously declined and vanished from view. It remained invisible for almost four thousand years, until its ruins were discovered in the 1920s by British and Indian archaeologists.

A Short History of Humanity: A New History of Old Europe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593229422
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Published: Random House - April 13th, 2021

“Thrilling . . . a bracing summary of what we have learned [from] ‘archaeogenetics’—the study of ancient DNA . . . Krause and Trappe capture the excitement of this young field.”—Kyle Harper, The Wall Street Journal

Ancient Alien Question, 10th Anniversary Edition: An Inquiry Into the Existence, Evidence, and Influence of Ancient Visitors Cover Image
By Philip Coppens, Kathleen McGowan (Preface by), Erich von Daniken (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781632651938
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Published: New Page Books - March 1st, 2021

“ . . . an important and outstanding contribution.” —Erich von Däniken, bestselling author of Chariots of the Gods

“The Ancient Alien Question provides a captivating adventure around the world and sheds an interesting perspective on the Ancient Astronaut Theory.” —Giorgio A.

An Artist in Abydos: The Life and Letters of Myrtle Broome Cover Image
By Lee Young, Peter Lacovara (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9789774169922
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Published: American University in Cairo Press - April 20th, 2021

The first book to reveal the private life of an Englishwoman whose contribution to the recording of Egypt's ancient past has long been overlooked

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1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed: Revised and Updated (Turning Points in Ancient History #6) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691208015
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 2nd, 2021

From acclaimed archaeologist and bestselling author Eric Cline, a breathtaking account of how the collapse of an ancient civilized world ushered in the first Dark Ages

Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393652666
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 2nd, 2021

A quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human history—and figure out why people abandoned them.

Knidos: Memories of Aphrodite Cover Image
ISBN: 9781899694877
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Published: Brick Tower Press - February 1st, 2021

This memoir describes the authors experiences as a young archaeologist participating in the American archaeological excavations at ancient Knidos at south-west Turkey in 1971. Knidos, once a great classical metropolis and now entirely abandoned, is situated at Cape Crio, an isolated but glorious location at the end of a mountainous finger jutting out towards the Dodecanese islands.

The Cosmos in Ancient Greek Religious Experience: Sacred Space, Memory, and Cognition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781108488174
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Published: Cambridge University Press - December 17th, 2020

In this book, Efrosyni Boutsikas examines ancient Greek religious performances, intricately orchestrated displays comprising topography, architecture, space, cult, and myth. These various elements were unified in a way that integrated the body within cosmic space and made the sacred extraordinary.

The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691217147
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 9th, 2021

An unforgettable journey into the forgotten history of medieval Africa